Developing, Assessing, and Sustaining Inquiry-Based Instruction
When led effectively, inquiry-based instruction leads§to higher §order thinking. Developing, Assessing, and Sustaining§Inquiry-Based §Instruction is a practical book that presents a§clear, research-based §guide to help teachers and other educational leaders§dramatically §improve their practice and, ultimately, increase student §achievement. The authors have given teachers and§educational §leaders down-to-earth assistance that realistically§merges theory §and practice. Specifically, they provide a§well-tested model for §inquiry, a web tool that frames the development and§implementation §of inquiry-based lessons, and an instrument to assess§the quality of §inquiry. In addition, the authors present suggestions§for incremental §change with realistic targets, and they deal head-on§with issues of §classroom management and the resistance that often§arises when §trying to implement meaningful change. This book is a must for §teachers and educational leaders who expect§excellence in their §teaching performance and in student achievement.